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Oberon Napa Merlot 2008

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The Oberon Merlot Napa Valley is a big wine, with plenty of structure stemming from its vineyard sourcing: Stags Leap, Rutherford, Oakville and Atlas Peak.

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Oberon Wines:
As a third-generation winemaker and Napa Valley native, Rob Mondavi, Jr. has always understood that the region is uniquely suited for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. With the Oberon label - originally named for the eponymous king in Shakespeare's winsome comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream - he has created high-quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to be... Read more
As a third-generation winemaker and Napa Valley native, Rob Mondavi, Jr. has always understood that the region is uniquely suited for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. With the Oberon label - originally named for the eponymous king in Shakespeare's winsome comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream - he has created high-quality Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc to be enjoyed every day. Rob and fellow winemaker, Tony Coltrin, select Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from some of Napa Valley's finest vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap and other emerging sub-appellations. The climate of these regions - warm days and cool evenings - yields grapes with the perfect balance of ripe fruit flavors and natural acidity. Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with deep, rich color and concentrated black fruit character. Oberon Merlot is wonderfully complex, with notes of blueberry and chocolate - perfect for enjoying around the hearth on cozy winter evenings. Oberon Sauvignon Blanc, with its balance of fruit and acidity, is a crisp complement to creamy cheeses and fresh fruit - we hope you will join us and Experience Napa Valley In Every Bottle©. Oberon Wines are represented by Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa Valley. For more information about Folio wines go to www.foliowine.com Read less

External Reviews for Oberon Napa Merlot

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

A muscular red, with red currant and mineral aromas following through to plum, espresso and herb flavors, framed by burly tannins. Best from 2012 through 2018. 2,700 cases made.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Here is another fine production from the Mondavi family. The grapes used to make this Merlot are sourced from some of the finest regions in Napa Valley. Ripe, lush fruit abounds, with black cherries, red currant and cassis on the palate. The wine has a lengthy finish with balanced acidity and tannins.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/13/2012

Ripe aromas of blackberries and plums. The palate echoes the nose with added layers of blueberries and chocolate. Smooth and well rounded.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/11/2013

Merlot is named after the blackbird, and thus, Oberonandrsquo;s Napa Valley offering is truly singing in the dead of night. The Oberon is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months and blended with 4.8% Cabernet. Deep ruby in color. A nose of stewed raspberries and chocolate gives way to silky tannins, black cherries and tobacco on the palate. The finish displays pleasant notes of licorice. All my life, I was only waiting for this moment to arise. Give the Zinfandel a break next time you have a cheeseburger (do yourself a favor and splurge on gruyandegrave;re) and try this instead.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Soft and silky on the palate, fanning out in lush, ripe black cherry and plum character. Nuances of mineral, chocolate and spice weave through the enticing dark fruit aromas and flavors.



The Oberon Merlot Napa Valley is a big wine, with plenty of structure stemming from its vineyard sourcing: Stags Leap, Rutherford, Oakville and Atlas Peak.

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